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Figure for Yam Ceremony (MIndja)

Date:
mid-20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Washkuk Hills, Middle Sepik River
Culture:
Kwoma people
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
H. 129 x W. 17 x D. 12 in. (327.7 x 43.2 x 30.5 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1967
Accession Number:
1978.412.1520
Not on view
Catholic Mission, Wewak, Father Heinemans, Papua New Guinea, until 1967; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1967–1978

Newton, Douglas. Crocodile and Cassowary; Religious Art of the Upper Sepik River, New Guinea. New York: Museum of Primitive Art, 1971, no. 167, p. 101.



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